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Sunshine and Rainbows – Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

I was so thankful for this blog hop because it pushed me to use a bundle I probably would have avoided (is that a terrible thing to say?) I always associate rainbows with my younger days and therefore don’t reach for them now, until I got a hold of our amazing Sunshine and Rainbows Suite!

The Beautiful Bundle

What I made

I made three birthday cards, two for any age and one for my niece Georgia, who was turning 7.  My colour selection was one of my top secret tricks, shall I share it with you? When I’m deciding on my colours I often pull out the packs of A4 card (or the equivalent for my US readers xx) that coordinate with our DSP and use one of each of those colours. Stampin’ Up! Colour experts have grouped each trio to work well together and sometimes it helps you to use unexpected colours you might not have considered.  In this case, I used the Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Pool Party which coordinates with the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.

My Projects

For each card I made a smaller rainbow and used the dies to make cloud shapes with a small sun peeking out.  I love the white on white look but you could ink up the edges if you wanted to make them look grey or blue or add a silver glimmer cloud underneath so the silver lining peeks out.

For Georgia’s U R 7 card, I die cut the letters and number and places the clouds and rainbow behind them so they just peek through.  I used the same flag point greeting style on each three and added a dash of glimmer paper and sequins to lift them.

I hope you like these projects and they inspire you to play with this bundle and experiment with your coordinating trio card stock packs!

Competition

Each Artisan Blog Hop I run a competition to win my projects from that month and a product gift. This month’s product prize is the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. To win, just leave a comment below this post with the three colours you would use for this bundle and I’ll select a winner at random next month. You can earn extra entries by following me on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram but don’t forget to add where you’ve followed to the comment below so I can add those entries in.

To win this month’s projects, just order from me sometime before the next Artisan Blog Hop and I’ll select a winner at random.

Last month’s project winner is: Shirley Turner

Last month’s Planner Kit winner is: Sara Nell Langland

I hope you enjoyed those projects! Now it’s time to see what Sarah has in store for us. Click the pink link below or select from the list underneath.

Before you go! Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack and is retiring lots of their amazing products. Click the links so you don’t miss out and if you’re ordering online, don’t forget to use my host code below at the check out for more free gifts in May.

Happy Stampin’

Rhoda xx

Cathy Caines
Charlet Mallet
Connie Collins
Elizabeth Price
Emma Goddard
Jenni Pauli
Jennifer Frost
Jessica Winter
Kayla MacAulay
Kim McGillis
Lauren Alarid
Linda van Wely-Zwolle
Rhoda MacPherson (you are here!)
Sarah Lancaster
Susan Wong
Sylwia Schreck

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Comments

28 Comments
  1. posted by
    Linda
    Apr 19, 2018 Reply

    These are just so sweet Rhoda! Love your serene cards!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Linda! xx

  2. posted by
    Sylwia
    Apr 19, 2018 Reply

    Rhoda, all three cards are sooo beautiful!
    XO

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Aw thank you Sylwia xxx

  3. posted by
    Charlet
    Apr 19, 2018 Reply

    Amazing once again! Love your work.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thank you my friend, ditto to you xx

  4. posted by
    Elizabeth Price
    Apr 19, 2018 Reply

    What fun it is that you have showcased the clouds and I love the white and white for soft touch that allows the mini rainbows to pop. Great color tip too

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Elizabeth, I always feel happier with lots of white space 🙂 Great, I hope it helps others get confidence in trying new colour combos…

  5. posted by
    Lauren
    Apr 19, 2018 Reply

    Wow! I love this color combo and your “U R 7” Card is genius!

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Aw thank you Lauren! It’s fun to play around with non-traditional rainbow colours isn’t it?

  6. posted by
    Deb
    Apr 20, 2018 Reply

    Lovely cards Rhoda and I love the subtle shades of the rainbow. I like powder pink fresh fig and pool party

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Debs, that colour combo is so you! xx

  7. posted by
    Tracey GOURAUD
    Apr 20, 2018 Reply

    Love your card especially the one for the 7 year old. I would use Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, and Pineapple punch.

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Oh thank you Tracy, they sound like a fun colour combination! xx

  8. posted by
    Andrea
    Apr 21, 2018 Reply

    Cards to brighten your day. I love the one you made for your niece.xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Andrea, it was fun to play with the negative space. xx

  9. posted by
    Christina Gray
    Apr 21, 2018 Reply

    How lovely Rhoda, it encourages me to look at my colour ways too. Thank you xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thanks Tina, it’s a handy little trick isn’t it? xx

  10. posted by
    Christina Gray
    Apr 21, 2018 Reply

    Ooh I forgot the three colours I would like and it would be mint macaron, pink pirouette, and dafodil yellow. Thanks

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Oh what a fun colour combination Tina, that must be tried!

  11. posted by
    Emma Goddard
    Apr 21, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful colour combo and the shaker cards with the large letters and numbers is just fabulous! XO

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Ah thanks so much Emma, so sad we’re losing the numbers but hooray for the letters xx

  12. posted by
    Umalini Kathirgamanathan
    Apr 22, 2018 Reply

    Great idea using the coordinated cardstock packs for inspiration. I would use berry burst, lemon lime twist and soft sky x

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thanks so much Umalini, I think those colours would be amazing together!

  13. posted by
    Christina Johnston
    Apr 23, 2018 Reply

    Beautiful cards ♥️

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Aw thank you so much Tina xx

  14. posted by
    Kayla MacAulay
    Apr 24, 2018 Reply

    What creative ideas Rhoda. We are similar in that we both like the white on white look, I love the crisp look, it gives cards. You have done a fabulous job! xx

    • posted by
      Pretty Creative
      May 1, 2018 Reply

      Thank you Kayla, I love how you used black too. I struggled a little with this bundle so it had to be white on white so I felt at home with it 🙂

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